Assistant to the City Manager
Ali has worked for the City of Mercer Island for over 15 years. Ali grew up in the Puget Sound area and began working for the City as a work study student during college in the Youth and Family Services Department. In 2001, she returned to the City as the Deputy City Clerk and in 2004 was appointed City Clerk. In June 2018, she was appointed Assistant to the City Manager.
In 2005, she received her Certified Municipal Clerk status and in 2010 she earned her Master Municipal Clerk designation from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. She has served as President of the Washington Municipal Clerks Association (WMCA) and currently coordinates all of the advanced education for WMCA. She received the 2012 Clerk of the Year Award from WMCA after being nominated by the City and her clerk peers.
Bachelor of Arts, Humanities, Seattle University
Bachelor of Arts, Social Work, Seattle University
CMC - Certified Municipal Clerk designation (2005)
MMC - Master Municipal Clerk designation (2010)
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
WCMA - Washington City Managers Association
WMCA - Washington Municipal Clerks Association (Past President)
Address & Contact Information
Mercer Island City Hall
9611 SE 36th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: (206) 275-7667